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Startup Funding 101: How to Raise Money for Your Idea in Philadelphia

CityCoHo 2401 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103 , Philadelphia, PA (map)

Startup Funding 101: How to Raise Money for Your Idea in Philadelphia is a beginner fundraising workshop which will provide practical, step by step advice, and feature talks from VCs and Angels. Learn expert tips, big pitfalls to avoid, what investors are looking for, how equity works, and more.

Join the conversation with some great speakers:

- Brendan O Hara (CTO, Via Capita)

- Geoff Weber (Founder, Weber Law, LLC)

- Kat Klasnic (Global Knowledge Manager for Advanced Electronics, McKinsey & Company)

>> Who should attend? <<

- Anyone who is thinking about raising money for their idea or business

- Anyone that wants an understanding of fundraising for early stage businesses and products

>> Discussion topics include <<

- The key metrics and pre-requisites for raising funding, and the anatomy of a "fundable" company

- How to make yourself more attractive to investors

- How to utilize online fundraising networks and platforms, like AngelList, Gust, Kickstarter, and Indiegogo.

- How to meet and work with different sources of capital, such as friends and family, angel investors, venture capitalists, government grants and loans, and more.

At the end of the session, there will also be a short audience Q&A session, and several attendees will also head to a local restaurant or bar to socialize.

This event is FREE, and we expect over 50 people in attendance. For more information, visit

This event is sponsored by the Founder Institute startup accelerator. Founder Institute provides a step-by-step program that gives startup founders the structure, mentor support, and network of entrepreneurs they need to start an enduring company. Based in Silicon Valley and with chapters across 60 countries, the Founder Institute's mission is to "Globalize Silicon Valley" and build sustainable startup ecosystems worldwide.

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